Planning for College and Career

It's never too early...but soon it may be too late!

Graduation season is upon us once again. High school seniors are anxious to taste college life and college seniors are excited, but hesitant, to finally get out on their own. Whether your favorite student is headed to college or the corporate world, the things they need to know (and do, right now) have not been taught to them by their school counselors.

Give the students in your community the savvy advice and helpful insights they need to be head-and-shoulders above their peers

Workshops available for students of all ages, Spring/Summer 2012


Title: Preparing Your Student for Success in College and Career—It’s Never Too Soon (and Save Money Doing It!)


Audience: High school freshmen and sophomores, and their parents; juniors and seniors welcome also


Length: 60 to 90 minutes to allow time for Q&A


Description/topics covered: It’s never too early—but soon it could be too late—for high school sophomores, and even freshmen, to be thinking ahead to college and career. There’s no need to feel locked into a major or a career choice this early, but being strategic about classes, activities, and part-time jobs during high school can catapult your student far beyond his or her peers when the rubber meets the road in a few short years.


In this eye-opening and interactive talk, Ms. Marion leads students and parents through thought-provoking and impactful questions, covers important topics for students of all ages, and offers insights to education and career options not normally considered or presented by school counselors:

  • How to figure out ‘what I want to be when I grow up’;
  • Is college the only (or best) choice for students wanting a career?;
  • Strategies for leaping ahead of peers (and still having a social life);
  • Saving tens of thousands of dollars on a college education;
  • Being an irresistible job applicant for summer, part-time, and full-time jobs;
  • And much more to help your student succeed in college and shine in their chosen career.



Title: Planning for College & Career Before It’s Too Late


Audience: High school juniors and seniors, and their parents; freshmen and sophomores welcome also


Length: 60 to 90 minutes will allow time for Q&A


Description/topics covered: Graduation is right around the corner and college may be only a few months away for some students, but there is still much that high school juniors and seniors can do to set themselves up for success in college, in their career, and in their life far beyond what school counselors offer. Parents on a budget will be particularly interested to learn how to give their child a huge head start while saving thousands of dollars at the same time.


In this information-packed session, Ms. Marion will uncover the most high-impact strategies and activities every student should be working on before they head out either to college or straight to the working world:

  • Little-known options for getting ahead before entering college;
  • Life skills that will increase students’ employability and impress interviewers;
  • Saving thousands of dollars on college expenses, starting right now;
  • Job search and interviewing skills that will set your student apart (way apart) from the pack;
  • Strategies for making the freshman year in college really count, rather than just be a year spent ‘finding oneself’ and partying; and much more.



Title: From College to Career: Preparing to Play in the Big Leagues and Succeed Doing It


Audience: College juniors and seniors, and their parents; freshmen and sophomores welcome also


Length: 60 to 90 minutes will allow time for Q&A


Description/topics covered: Many people call college ‘the final playpen’ and for too many students, that is just what those four years were: play time. Whether your college junior or senior has been ‘playing’ since high school or buckling down on their studying, there is still more they can—and should—be doing before leaving campus for the last time to go out and make their mark on the world.


In this insightful session, Ms. Marion will reveal what employers think about this generation, their employment outlook, and how to compete with more experienced job seekers:

  • Strategies of what to do if a job offer doesn’t come along soon enough;
  • Job search and interviewing skills that will set your student apart (way apart) from the pack;
  • Career skills that will ‘wow’ rather than worry their employers;
  • Life skills that will increase students’ employability and impress interviewers;
  • Insights about working effectively in the new work-world environment—with bosses and colleagues spanning multiple generations, a completely foreign work schedule, and a whole new set of expectations.

Book now and arm YOUR local students for success in college and beyond!

Kathryn Marion is the award-winning author and publisher of GRADS: TAKE CHARGE of Your First Year After College! and author of additional titles for students in the TAKE CHARGE™ series. She writes multiple columns on Examiner.com for job seekers of all ages/stages as well as the Life after College column. Now, with a 16-year-old daughter who is completing her sophomore year in college (while still finishing high school), Ms. Marion has a fresh, new perspective on college planning and career success which she shares through workshops and individual & small group counseling.


Write Kathryn@KathrynMarion.com or call (303)604-6402 to schedule your workshop(s) today!


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